Thursday, July 2, 2009

NYT: Obama administration nearly indistinguishable from Bushco on civil liberties in war on terror

What a surprise:

“President Obama may mouth very different rhetoric,” said Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. “He may have a more complicated process with members of Congress. But in the end, there is no substantive break from the policies of the Bush administration.”


I'd say it was worth reading in its entirety, but by this point you either get it or you don't: President Obama is shaping up to be essentially just as authoritarian, just as cavalier about civil liberties, and just as dangerous to the Constitutional rule of law as somebody else with whom we recently parted company.

But his supporters, much like the Stepford Republican faithful who followed Dubya over the cliff, mostly don't give a damn as long as he keeps them happy with domestic Bread and Circuses.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obama and the Bush cons are so similiar its devasting to any freedom lover. Obama's foreign policy is a horror show, and he counts on the dumbed down Dems to keep their lips sealed...

Anonymous said...

obama is full of shit!!he is seling the country,like bush did!! both are full of shit.it is time to have some changes,dont you think?this is the most corrupted country in the planet.thats why every body hate us...and pelosi character ,why the hell she is not quiting her position,she can be good house kepper...

Nancy Willing said...

http://multi-medium.net/2009/07/02/role-model-fail-2

"I’m okay with Obama wanting to emulate a former president, but why not FDR instead of The Worst And Most Unpopular President Ever?"

The libruls are pissy on him too. Just the centrists are happy.

tom said...

His insane spending on public works programs and plans to nationalize various industries is way too reminiscent of FDR.

Why not emulate one of the good presidents, like Jefferson, Madison or Monroe?